Joe the Blogger

Joe the Blogger wants to be recognized. Who cares about Joe Six Pack or Joe the Plumber? I’m a blogger and I have needs. I need to know which candidate for President will best suit my needs.

Somedays I’m torn whether to Twitter or not? Mr. McCain, what should I do? I mean should I let everyone know what I’m doing as often as possible or should I continue using Facebook for that sort of thing?

Mr. Obama, there are days when I write posts and I leave them in a “draft” status. Those unpublished posts are incomplete and could be potentially hurtful. What would you do? Would you “publish” these posts to share with others? Putting ones raw thoughts online can be a scary proposition.

I’ve been told it’s not wise to use my daughter’s real name on my blog. Mr. McCain, what would you recommend? Do you think it’s a bad idea? Sometimes I will use her fake name of Baby Singe, but it doesn’t take much effort to track down her real name. What say you my friend?

Is it wise to put so much of my personal life online? Mr. Obama, as a candidate for the highest office in the land, do you support bloggers openly sharing about themselves? What are your thoughts about anonymous bloggers? Yah or nah?

Memes, take them or leave them? John, would you ever do a meme? If so, would you tag anyone? Personally I’m not a fan of memes, but to each their own. They do shed light on bloggers we might not otherwise see. If you do memes, which are you favorites? The alphabet, numbers, music, or geography ones?

Final question to you Mr. Obama. Where do you see blogs going in the next few years? They seem rather abundant. They celebrated much hype a couple years ago. Now it seems everyone and their brother has one, yet personal blogs aren’t as active. There are fewer guys blogging now than say two years ago. The current administration will have you believe it’s because men aren’t feelers, I beg to differ. Do you think there’s value in promoting blogs? Will you bailout blogs if they collapse?

I’d like to thank both of you for your time. As bloggers, we have concerns and questions on our minds. We’re important people and god damnit, people like us. Well, we may never “meet” the people who claim to love us, but you get the picture. Now, I’m off to read some blogs when I should be working. Yippee!

-Joe the Blogger


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Seattle native, discovering life! I like ice cream, cold cereal, and The Amazing Race.
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21 Responses to Joe the Blogger

  1. Maggie says:

    At the current political rate, I’d say as long as your name is Joe, you’re going to get the attention you’re after.
    These are serious questions. They need serious answers. And fast.

  2. brookem says:

    i was asking myself these same questions last night watching the debates.
    -jane blogger

  3. thistle says:

    Would you guys just vote for cryin’ out loud!! You’re messing up the regular programming up here now too 😦
    and what’s this about low voter turnout…one of my American friends tells me 58% (which was our lowest turnout ever) would be a high amt for the US…maybe y’all need to get the word out there is an election happening
    ok…that was my needed sarcasm vent for the day…many Canadian apologies…
    oh..and good questions btw…perhaps next time, they should just dispense with the debates and do a few rounds of meme’s

  4. kirk says:

    Thistle is right. 45% of eligible voters stayed home for the 2004 election.
    re: Twitter. just Tweet mofo.

  5. JLee says:

    I like where you’re going with this. I would definitely watch this debate! Screw Joe the Plumber!! lol

  6. twitter egan says:

    Maggie – do you suppose Joe Pornstar would get the same attention? I’m not sure about his needs being met. Um, perhaps I worded that poorly.
    Jane Blogger – maybe you need to visit BlogHer and raise your concerns. Then your issues can be passed on to Queen of Spain who has actually had the honor of interviewing Mr. Obama. Something to really think about.
    Thistle – you mean you’re not happy with the voter turnout in our country? What’s wrong with you? Don’t make me visit Peach Arch.
    Kirk – how appalling is it that 45% don’t feel it’s necessary to vote? I would be willing to be at least of them routinely bitch about the government. I hope they live in swing states so they are constantly bombarded with political ads on tv.
    JLee – we have needs! My questions aren’t being answered. I’m a blogger. Hear me roar! If you were a meme, what meme would you be John? Which blog platform would you choose Barack?

  7. Oh, how I loved this! Let me count the ways!

  8. egan says:

    Essentially Me – please do tell. Joe the Blogger loves feedback.

  9. Lynn says:

    We need you out there asking the questions. Tom Brokaw move over for Joe Blogger!

  10. egan says:

    Lynn – after watching Dave Letterman grill John McCain tonight, I’m convinced Dave should moderate all future debates. Thanks though.

  11. Gwen says:

    I’m pretty sure McCain doesn’t even know exactly what a blog is, and Obama would probably counsel you to keep your personal life on the down low. I say, however, that you work harder on getting a six pack. The kind that goes with your abs, by the way, which is what I thought Palin was talking about at first as downing a six pack just seemed like a really bad idea.

  12. churlita says:

    Nice questions Joe blogger. But what about Josephine blogger? It all seems so sexist to me. Can’t girls be regular guys too?

  13. egan says:

    Gwen – downing a six pack will be my nightly remedy if she becomes the next veep. Letterman attacked her abilities to lead this country last night. Wow, that was an awesome Dave Letterman last night.
    Churlita – I was going to say the same thing. Funny thing is Joe the Plumber is probably doing just fine. I think the average salary for a plumber is in the 60-85K range.

  14. SM says:

    I kinda didn’t watch the debates last night…too tired.

  15. Darlene says:

    Is it wrong that I’m Canadian & I’m more educated on US politics? Clearly it’s much more exciting and scandalous.
    P.S. Your little girl is such a cutie pie.

  16. sari says:

    Well I enjoyed this. But I’m kind of tired so that’s all I’ll say right now if that’s all right.

  17. egan says:

    SM – what’s wrong with you? Why are you not watching debates? Do you have something better to do than watch them?
    Darlene – not at all, you’re bombarded by American news. We have two rather polarizing political parties. I mean we have many more, but the two parties know how to work each other over. Oh, our daughter is pretty damn cute… we agree.
    Sari – well I guess I’ll let you off the hook this time. But no skipping the road trip update.

  18. brandy says:

    I think Darlene and I have much in common. As for twitter- just tweet. It’s easy and all the cool kids are doing it. And… no, I can’t think of any more lines directly lifted from an ‘afterschool special on peer pressure’. Follow your heat egan. If your heart is smart, it will lead you to twitter.

  19. CléaBot says:

    Best election post ever! This is soooooooooo good.
    PS Cléa says hi.

  20. egan says:

    Brandy – I’m sure you and Darlene do have much in common. Heck, you Canadians are all the same aren’t you? Can’t we simply lump you all into one classification for generalization purposes? Thank you. I’m going to pass on Twitter, it’s just not for me. Tweet tweet.
    CléaBot – salut Cléa! I’m glad you liked it. I thought there must be bloggers out there who’d like to know how a candidate will change their lives. We’ll see. Give my best to your owner.

  21. Hey we can’t all be Joe The Blogger!
    I did write “SARAH PALIN: The BJ to Nowhere” and I do have the email address and the website (, that’s gotta count for something!

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